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5 things you need to know - January 30, 2020

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Posted at 5:56 AM, Jan 30, 2020

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.

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Search continues for missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch in El Paso County

Deputies say Gannon has been missing since Monday afternoon when he left to go to a friend's house. The community gathered for a prayer vigil Wednesday night to worship, pray, and help bring some light to a dark and uncertain situation. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced the Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation as of Wednesday.
Trump defense: Ukraine 'quid pro quo' not impeachable

President Donald Trump’s defense asserted Wednesday at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment. Democrats are pressing hard to force the Senate to call more witnesses to testify, but Republicans appear intently focused on bringing the impeachment trial to a vote of acquittal, possibly in a matter of days.

The final day of questioning begins at 11 a.m. You can watch live on our KOAA Facebook page or in the News5 App.
Brighter and chilly today before spotty light snow showers this evening

Brighter skies and slightly warmer air are in store for much of southern Colorado before light snow returns later today and tonight. The cloud cover will increase in the late afternoon, and light snow will follow. Snowfall totals will be minimal through the region, with the best collection expected along the eastern slopes of our southern mountains.
Man accused of raping stepdaughter, faking his death could be in Colorado

The U.S. Marshals are asking the public for any information that could lead to the arrest of 43-year-old Jacob Blair Scott. He allegedly raped his 14-year-old stepdaughter and faked his own death to avoid prosecution. He is considered armed and dangerous. An award up to $25,000 is being offered to anybody with information that directly leads to his arrest.
2019: 262 stolen vehicles per month in Colorado Springs

Every year for the past six years, the number of cars stolen in Colorado Springs has increased. In 2018 an average of 225 cars a month were stolen. Last year, officers saw that number grow to 262 vehicles every month. News5 Investigates looked into the what's fueling the problem and what we can do about it.